Hostal San Remo
Ausias Marc 19, Barcelona, Spain
Doubles from: $60 to $67
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The itsy-bitsy Hostal San Remo offers just seven rooms in a really nice residential area of central Barcelona. Maria Rosa, who has owned and operated this adorable haven for 12 years, lives on site and takes good care of the place.
Pros: Quiet, safe, non-touristy neighborhood. Homey vibe. Very clean.
Cons: A bit removed from nightlife, restaurants and sights.
Each of the Hostal San Remo’s cozy rooms is sparkling clean with homey touches. Decorated in a streamlined, modern style (compliments of Maria’s architect son), they have a breezy, beachy feel, with simple furnishings, white walls and brightly colored duvets.
Each room is equipped with a television, and five of the seven have balconies with street views. Most (but not all) rooms have air conditioning (ask ahead if this is important to you).
Five of the San Remo's rooms have private bathrooms, while the other two share facilities. Maria Rosa provides hand soap, but you’ll have to remember your other necessities.
The San Remo’s lobby is stocked with books, newspapers and a free Internet station. Wi-Fi is free of charge and available in the lobby and in some rooms (ask ahead).
Remember to book in advance, as those seven rooms go fast! P.S. Maria Rosa prefers cash and charges an extra €1.50 if you use plastic.
The Hostal San Remo is located on tranquil Ausiàs Marc, just a few blocks from the bustling hub Pl. Catalunya. The Urquinaona Metro stop is close, and there’s a café directly beside the hostal’s entrance for your morning croissant (Maria Rosa provides free a.m. coffee and tea, but not breakfast).
While this zone does not have the cobblestoned charm of the Gothic Quarter, it does have the Art Nouveau flair of the Eixample, not to mention a whole lot of class. This is where locals live, work and go to school. There are few tourist traps right around the San Remo, and in our book that’s a good thing.
From the hostal you’ll be able to catch the Metro or a bus to La Sagrada Familia, the beach and the port. The Gothic Quarter, Palau de la Música and good shopping are all a short walk down Via Laietana, and two of the main Gaudí sites on Passeig de Gracia are also within walking distance.
The only downside in this area is that restaurants and bars are a little sparse. We recommend a tasty meal on the terrace at La Candela Bar and Restaurant (Pl. Sant Pere 12).
Reserving at the Hostal San Remo
As we point out in the box above, the hotel does not offer online reservations. You will need to call the hotel directly to reserve a room (click the “more information” link below for the phone number).
Subway: The Hostal San Remo is located a five- to 10-minute walk from the Urquinaona stop off the Yellow Line/L4.
From the Airport: To reach the San Remo from the airport, take the Areobús (departs every five minutes) to Plaça Catalunya (the last stop), a 15-minute walk from the hostal. You can also get to Terminal 2 and take the RENFE Cercanías train to Passeig de Gracia, then transfer to the Yellow Line/L4 Metro, which will take you to Pl. Urquinaona.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
About the Hostal San Remo neighborhood
The Eixample is located just North of El Raval and the Gothic Quarter. It's home to Barcelona's most expensive shopping, swankiest residences and best examples of Catalonian Modernist architecture, with its wild ornamentation and extreme Art Nouveau flair. Antoni Gaudí's world-famous Sagrada Familia cathedral can be found here.